Palo Santo (or Holy Wood) is the Spanish name for the Bursera graveolens found growing natively in Mexico and South America. This special tree is widely used for folk medicine and claimed to rid and cleanse spaces of negative energy and bestow good luck when burned.
According to tradition, in ancient times shamans and healers already knew the medicinal benefits of Palo Santo and wisely used it to relieve sicknesses such as flu, allergies, headaches and bone problems. Indigenous cultures made use of the wood in a rustic way. Today, much more aesthetically Palo Santo incense is made, that once burned produces smoke that cleanses and purifies the environment from germs, bacteria, evil spirits, bad vibes, and other negative forces.
Palo Santo is widely enjoyed for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. It is a strong remedy that has been popularised for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. It creates a pleasant refreshing smoulder and provides and uplifting scent to lift your vibration in preparation for meditation, allowing for a deeper connection to the source of all creation.
In the essence of Palo Santo is the guayaheretico acid, responsible for pain relief. This also acts on the human endocrine system, promoting the secretion of certain hormones, such as dopamine and endorphins, allowing problems to treat depression, feelings of abandonment, stress and others. With all the above mentioned we should give a chance to Palo Santo, we lose nothing by trying this natural remedy.
Traditional Palo Santo Wood Sticks
When burnt the wood produces a wonderful scent, due to the high composition of essential oils. You can use this wood as an incense or as a smudging stick to cleanse your space before rituals, clear your crystals, spell/ Magick work or perhaps during meditation. Hold a piece slightly upside down and light the tip until there is a small flame. After around 1 minute, blow out the flame so only smoke is produced and in a fireproof bowl, blowing gently on the embers when required.
Wachanko Easy Smudges
Wachanko products come from a forest managed, authorized and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (SERFOR) of Peru. Only Palo Santo trees and branches are used that have fallen down naturally, and have remained in the land for a minimum of 3 to 4 years. During this way of harvesting, no harm is done to nature.
In October of 2018, becoming aware of their responsibility in the use of Palo Santo wood, Wachanko started their first Palo Santo nursery. They have planted 1000 Palo Santo seedlings, to give back to nature what is being used.
Wachanko Palo Santo plus 7 herbs
Wanchako incense is made of 100% natural Palo Santo wood and 7 different Andean herbs: Rosemary, Muña, Thyme, Wiracoa, Wallpa Chaqui, Romerillo, Eucalyptus. Can be burned in a shell, can be pulvarised and burned on charcoal or burned like a regular incense stick, with a fitting incense burner. Comes in a mini package of 4, with each stick measuring approximately 5cm.
Bursera graveolens (Palo Santo), Salvia Rosmarinus (Rosemary), Minthostachys Mollis (Muna), Piyacuya (Piyacuya), Diplostephium Cinereum (Wiracoa), Loricaria Ferruginea (Wallpa Chaqui), Salvia Officinalis (Romerillo), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus).
Wachanko Palo Santo
Wanchako Palo Santo incense is made of 100% natural, responsably sources Palo Santo with an intense purifying scent. Can be burned in a shell, can be pulvarised and burned on charcoal or burned like a regular incense stick, with a fitting incense burner. Comes in a mini package of 4, with each stick measuring approximately 5cm.
Ingredients: Bursera graveolens (Palo Santo)
Wachanko Products Details
Artisanal Ecological Incense
100% natural environment purifier
Naturally relaxing, relieves stress
Expels negative energies
Pack of 12 boxes, 4 sticks per box
Each stick burns ± 25-30 min.
Plastic free packaging
Do not leave unattended and keep out of reach of children.
Palo Santo Beads
Get creative and make yourself your own Palo Santo bracelet or necklace. Use a quite a few or just one or two, great combined with gemstones for that extra energy oomph! They hold the wonderful scent of palo santo to clear your energy field. They measure 6mm in diameter and can be used with cord or tiger tail measuring under 1mm width.
These beads come from a SERFOR certified Palo Santo forest. This Palo Santo comes from forests that are managed, authorised and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (SERFOR) of Peru. Only Palo Santo trees and branches that have fallen naturally and remained on the land for at least 3 to 4 years are used. This way of harvesting does not harm nature and only wood with a rich aroma is used. So, although they may seem a little more expensive than those you may find on auction sites, they cannot guarantee they’re sustainable and managed responsibly, I think it’s worth the price to ensure the environment is maintained!! Xx